George Amato

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"Dr. George Amato is the Director of Conservation Genomics at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Amato led the organization of the Institute and was its first Director for twelve years. In addition to administering this interdepartmental scientific program of more than 80 scientists, postdoctoral fellows and graduate stude

"Previous to joining the Museum, Dr. Amato spent seventeen years conducting conservation research and programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, where he was the Director of Conservation and Science until 2005. Dr. Amato has lectured and published extensively on conservation strategies for endangered species, concentrating much of his work on the use of molecular analysis to determine conservation priorities and in developing forensic tools for monitoring the illegal trade in wildlife. Dr. Amato is involved in conservation issues on a global scale working on projects in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America and the Caribbean. He received his B.S. from the University of Connecticut and M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University." [1]

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  1. Revive & Restore Catalyst Fund] Advisory Council], organizational web page, accessed November 5, 2019.